Umar Gul announces retirement from cricket
LAHORE: National cricket team fast bowler Umar Gul has announced his retirement from cricket.
According to the details, the 20-year career of national cricketer Umar Gul also came to an end as soon as his trip to Balochistan was over in the National T20. Umar Gul announces retirement from cricket.
“It is an honor for me to play for Pakistan. Thanks to the PCB, it spotted me all the time and my family spotted me a lot throughout my career,” Omar Gul told a press conference.
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National cricketer Umar Gul said, “Thank God I have achieved a lot in my career.”
On Umar Gul’s retirement, national cricketer Osama Mir said, “Happy retirement legend, you have always been my favorite bowler,” while Shoaib Malik said that his career was wonderful.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my cricket, which has taught me the values of hard work, respect, commitment and determination. During this journey, I have had the pleasure of meeting numerous people who have helped and supported me in some way. I want to thank all those people as well as my team mates and peers for their support.
“I owe a big thanks to the fans who supported me throughout my journey. They have been an inspiration, especially at times when things were not so great.”
He said that he was now looking forward to spending valuable time with his family, adding that it would be difficult to stay away from the game.
“I now look forward to giving back to the sport and the country that has made me one of the most fortunate and luckiest people on the planet.”
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said that Gul is highly respected, both as a person and as a cricketer.
“His career will not only be defined by the number of matches he played and the wickets he took, but also by upholding the spirit of the game every time he put on the shirt for his club, city, province and country.
“I have attended a couple of PCB cricket committee meetings with Gul and he is a thorough gentleman with an intelligent cricket head on his shoulders and a sound knowledge and understanding of the game,” Khan said, adding that the board wished him well for his future
It is to be noted that Umar Gul took 163 wickets in Test matches during his 20-year career while he bowled 179 wickets in ODIs and took 85 wickets in T20 matches.